| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Switzerland has chosen to host the United States on an indoor clay court at Fribourg in the 2012 Davis Cup. The Swiss tennis federation says the first-round series will be played Feb. 10-12 at the 7,200-capacity Forum Fribourg arena.

Switzerland’s biggest indoor arenas in Geneva and Zurich were unavailable to stage the match. The Swiss team did not say whether Roger Federer will play in the series, scheduled two weeks after the Australian Open.

Federer has not played in the first round of the Davis Cup since 2004. The teams last met in 2009 in the first round, when the Americans won 4-1 in Birmingham, Ala.